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DARRELL W HEATHERLY


is honored on Panel 21E, Line 61 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 8/23/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    SGT Darrell W. Heatherly was trained as a smoke operations specialist (MOS 54C40), a soldier who supervises the operation and maintenance of chemical smoke generators. While serving in Vietnam he was assigned to the 541st Transportation Company. On the evening of June 6, 1967, Viet Cong mortars hit the ammunition dump at LZ English, Binh Dinh Province, RVN. The 541st Company area was located approximately 75 meters from the ammo dump. During the explosions that followed, SGT Heatherly suffered multiple fragmentation wounds resulting in death. Four other soldiers from his unit were wounded, one seriously. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and transportation.army.mil]
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 1/30/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SGT Darrell W Heatherly, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Photo

    Posted on 4/20/12
    (Darrell in Korea in 1961) Rest in peace with the warriors.
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  • Photo

    Posted on 4/20/12
    (Photo of Darrell in 1963) Rest in peace with the warriors.
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  • Photo

    Posted on 4/20/12
    ( L to R Butch Tielsch, Joe Treadwell, and Darrell Heatherly) Rest in peace with the warriors.
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